By default, when you key in keyword(s) in Firefox address bar, it will search the keyword(s) using Google “I’m Feeling Lucky” option. The “I’m Feeling Lucky” option will load the #1 rank website of the keyword(s) search result, instead of listing matching websites.
Personally, I NEVER use “I’m Feeling Lucky”(not because I am unlucky). I prefer to see a list of matched websites and selecting from them.
To change the Firefox option is very simple, as follows:-
- At Firefox address bar, enter about:config and press ENTER.
- At Filter: field, type keyword.url
- You should see a Preference name of keyword.URL in the list. Double click it, a “Enter String Value” input box will appear.
- Replace the string with:
Click “OK” button and done!
You can replace the string value with any search engine query that you know. Example for Yahoo! search:
*Tested on Mozilla Firefox 1.0 official release.